A Dutch court dismisses four claims for compensation against Royal Dutch Shell's (RDS.A)...

|About: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A)|By:, SA News Editor

A Dutch court dismisses four claims for compensation against Royal Dutch Shell's (RDS.A) Nigerian subsidiary but awards damages in a fifth, in cases brought by farmers and fishermen claiming damage from oil spills. The court also dismisses all claims against the parent company, meaning the case doesn't set a legal precedent over how Dutch companies are held responsible for actions of their foreign subsidiaries.